* * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * M A R C H 21st * * * * D A Y 80 of 2019 * * * *
Happy Poetry Day !
It’s World Down Syndrome Day
1788: Almost the entire city of New Orleans is destroyed by fire. Almost 900 buildings burn
1928: Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor
1963: Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco closes
1965: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
1994: “Schindler’s List” wins Best Picture at the Oscars. It should be required viewing
2006: Twitter goes online
In the News: Longtime Town Board, Lerner passes dies…County Election Board now has 5 members…Stony Point man facing charges…Man charged with fatal 2013 crash…Hickory woman facing multiple felony drug charges…Some Dumb Crook News !
Weather: Clouds arrive today, maybe some shower too
Sports: Cougar Softball beat team from Pennsylvania…Lake Norman beats Cougar Baseball…The Big Dance Rally gets started today…Panthers building a bubble…Play Ball in the Major League Baseball
Happy Birthday: Eddie Money, Gary Oldman, Matthew Broderick, Rosie O’Donnell, Scott Eastwood
Very sad to hear of the death of Jack Lerner. I’ve known Jack for many, many, years. I’ve seen very little of him in the last half dozen years or so. Jack was a man with a quick wit so we always were able to chuckle. His wit was not only quick but it could be dry and astute. He loved Taylorsville and the town will be less without him
I don’t use Google and neither should you. They’ve just been fined $1.7 Billion by the European Union. Good luck collecting the fine, Google is just too obtrusive and they can’t be trusted
I’ve wrestled with this but my Final four is Duke, Virginia, UNC, and Gonzaga. I know, that’s gutless because they’re all #1 seeds but I really think it could happen. Some possible party poopers are Tennessee, Michigan State, Florida State, and Kentucky. If I had to pick a champion, well…..Duke ?
Quote of the Day: “In spite of the cost of living, it’s still popular”…Kathleen Norris